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Paralympic hero auctions medal for 11-year-old's cancer treatment

World champion and Paralympic winner Le Van Cong has decided to auction his power-lifting World Cup gold medal to raise money to treat a child cancer patient.

In a Facebook post on October 21, the multi-tournament champion writes: “I have thought a lot and today I decide to auction my 2016 World Cup gold which is a medal that I gained from great effort after months and years. It is one part of my disability.

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Le Van Cong (centre) receives his World Cup gold in 2016.

“I hope the medal will find a new owner while my neighbour girl could have some money to fight her liver cancer disease.”

The girl is Doan Thi Bich Huong, an 11th grade student born in a poor family who can't afford to pay for her treatment.

The auction started on October 21 and will end on October 31.

People can join the event and support the girl here facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007927860518.

Cong is one of Vietnam's most successful athletes with disabilities and is the world record-holder with a lift of 183.5kg in the men’s 49kg class.

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Source: VNA

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